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To W. M. Hacon   8 November [1879]

Summary

Discusses the marriage-settlement for Horace and Ida.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Date:  8 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12301

From W. E. Darwin   [9 November 1879]

Summary

Sends CD petition from Olmstead and asks him to forward it around to get good signatures.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 74), Gardner 1880, pp. 31–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12301F

From W. P. Garrison   9 November 1879

Summary

Thanks CD for his good opinion of his book, What Mr Darwin saw,

and his expressions [concerning W. L. Garrison] "which will be treasured by his children".

Author:  Wendell Phillips Garrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12302

To August Weismann   10 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for AW’s work ["Zur Naturgeschichte der Daphniden", Z. Wiss. Zool. 27: 51–112; 28: 93–254; 30 (suppl.): 123–65; 33: 55–270]. CD always interested in adaptations which appear to owe their structure to other causes.

Has not heard from Raphael Meldola for a long time about translation of AW’s Studien.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12303

To Ernst Krause   10 November 1879

Summary

Only a few copies of the photographs [for German edition of Erasmus Darwin] had been printed, so loss will not be great. CD was rather angry when he wrote [12291] "but it is all over now".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12304

To Wilhelm Behrens   10 November 1879

Summary

Thanks GWJB for work on nectaries ["Anatomisch-physiologische Untersuchungen der Blüthen-Nectarien", Flora (1878): 454–60].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Wilhelm Julius (Wilhelm) Behrens
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv – Standort Wolfenbüttel (VI Hs 11 nr. 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12305

From R. A. Vance   10 November 1879

Summary

Sends his article ["Diseases of the rectum", Cincinnati Lancet & Obs. 21 (1878): 224–41] through his friend, Dr Letcher.

Author:  Reuben Aleshire Vance
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 180: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12306

From W. M. Hacon   10 November 1879

Summary

Negotiations on Horace’s marriage-settlement.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12307

To G. S. Ffinden   11 November 1879

Summary

Encloses a cheque to the Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  11 Nov 1879
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12308

From A. E. Darwin   12 November [1879]

Summary

On behalf of her sister Violetta, who is ill, thanks CD for copy of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Anne Eliza Thomasine (Anne Eliza) Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12309

From Reginald Darwin   12 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for copy of Erasmus Darwin. The refutation of Miss Seward is admirable and conclusive.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12310

From Douglas Fox   12 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for book [Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  Douglas Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 179–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12311

From Henry Maudsley   12 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for copy of Erasmus Darwin. Has wished that justice be done to Dr Darwin’s originality and his anticipation of some modern scientific theories.

Author:  Henry Maudsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 187–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12312

From Francis Galton   12 November 1879

Summary

Praises CD’s biography of Erasmus Darwin;

asks CD to answer some queries he is circulating. Is particularly interested in "visualizing faculty" in CD and Dr Darwin.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 105: A101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12313

From E. S. Galton   12 November 1879

Summary

Thanks CD on behalf of herself and sister [E. A. Wheler] for the gift of Erasmus Darwin. Comments to amplify parts of it.

Author:  Emma Sophia Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12314

From Jan van Bolhuis   [13 November 1879]

Summary

Does CD believe in the "Word of the Lord", i.e., Genesis?

Author:  Jan van Bolhuis
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12315

From Ernst Krause   14 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for English edition [of Erasmus Darwin]. John Murray has not answered letters of German publisher. Questions CD about persons mentioned in book, in order to annotate German edition.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B49–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12316

To Newman Marks   14 November [1879]

Summary

Returns the memorial, signed, expressing concern about proposed renovations at St Mark’s in Venice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Newman (Newman) Marks
Date:  14 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (Venice Memorial); The Times, 19 November 1879, p. 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12316F

To Francis Galton   14 November [1879]

Summary

Returns completed questionnaire concerning visualising faculty [see LL 3: 177–9]. Thinks age important. Recalls faces of school friends but cannot remember those of people recently met.

Comments on his part [of Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  14 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12317

From Anthony Rich   14 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Anthony Rich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 176: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12318
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